Lead Product Manager
Identity and Profiles
Updated on 5/31/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA • Denver, CO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • User focused. You dive headfirst into understanding the needs of students and build products grounded in data, research and your first-hand experiences with users
  • Marketplace Fluent. You think holistically across the different user types and their respective incentives in a marketplace to create “matched”, end-to-end, successful products
  • Strong systems and analytical thinker. Can connect the dots, spot challenges and edge cases, integrate multiple considerations
  • Demonstrated ability to build business cases / opportunity assessments to drive prioritization
  • Experience launching and managing features in a consumer product with 1M+ active users
  • Expert at using data for tactical and feature area decisioning, goal setting, and iterating quickly
  • Product Strategy. You'll ensure that your squad have a cohesive and differentiated product strategy that ladders up into the Student team and company strategy
  • Leadership. You'll represent your squad and product area to executives and translate company-wide strategies to your squad and into your roadmap. You'll inspire your team on the product vision
  • Goal Setting. You'll hold your squad accountable to clear goals that ensure they are tracking effectively towards their strategy
  • Planning and Execution. You'll lead your squad and stakeholders in prioritizing and collaborating on the roadmap while ensuring we have appropriate alignment with appropriate stakeholders. You will also exercise influence on adjacent product areas and organization-wide strategy
  • Collaboration. You'll work closely with other key leaders in the Core Experience team (i.e. design, marketing, engineering, data) as well as leaders in other lines of businesses (i.e. career events, paid employer offerings) to ensure cohesive strategy and execution
  • 🏦 Pension Scheme: Handshake will provide you with a workplace pension, where you will make contributions based on 5% of your salary. Handshake will pay the equivalent of 3% towards your pension plan, subject to qualifying earnings limits
  • 🏝 Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year
Desired Qualifications
  • PM experience leading the development and launch of net new, “zero to one” consumer features
  • Experience managing a consumer feature set with significant scale (i.e. 10MM+ users)

501-1,000 employees

College career network platform
Company Overview
Handshake is on a mission to give all students the chance to build the career they want, no matter where they’re from or what school they attend. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 650,000+ employers - from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, nonprofits, and even sports teams like the LA Dodgers.
  • 💰Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 🍼16 Weeks of paid parental leave
  • 💝Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • 💻Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend
  • 📚Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500/2k€ stipend
  • 🏦401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
  • 🏝PTO
Company Core Values
  • Students First
  • Focus on impact
  • Move quickly, but don't rush
  • Learn. Grow. Repeat.
  • Act with Empathy
  • Empowered by diversity